Annie Ernaux from France has won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. She was born in 1940 and grew up in Normandy. The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.
Her works include A Woman’s Story, A Man’s Place, Simple Passion, Cleaned Out and L’ occupation. Annie has examined life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language and class. She bagged the Nobel Prize ”for the courage and clinical faculty with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.”
In 2021, the Nobel Prize in Literature went to Abdulrazak Gurnah, a Tanzanian novelist for his work on the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugees in the gulf between cultures and continents.